Skrillex has launched a free-release label called Nest.
The label is housed on Nest HQ, the Skrillex-owned culture blog and tastemaker website. Nest operates independently from Skrillex’s OWSLA label. (No relation to this…)
“The concept of Nest HQ is simple really. It is a transparent vantage point into this culture that we all share and have created together. This culture doesn’t have a genre. It doesn’t have a specific name, but its origins began with a global network of like-minded people who love to share their passions for music and art. Nest HQ is a window into this culture… We really want to show and SHARE the passions we have for stuff that we like and that just makes us feel good. “
The first release is AC Slater’s Back to the Floor EP, which is up for free download now. (I highly recommend the EP for those who are into bass-driven club music).
I fully support those who use their platforms to spread the word and support rising artists, but here’s something to think about… Nick Thayer said the non-free OWSLA release of his Like Boom EP actually ended up costing him money to release.
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